Tagged: barack obama

Mike Huckabee Criticizes Iran Deal as Being Similar to Holocaust

by Associated Press 7/27/2015 7:11 am

GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is sticking with his controversial criticism of the Iran nuclear deal as "marching the Israelis to the door of the oven," a reference to the Holocaust.

Analysts: Repeal of Health Law Would Boost Economy But Add to Deficit

by Associated Press 6/19/2015 11:26 am

Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit even as it boosts the economy, according to a nonpartisan government study released Friday.

Appeals Panel Won't Lift Hold on Obama Immigration Action

by Associated Press 5/27/2015 7:03 am

President Barack Obama's plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation remained on hold Tuesday after a federal appeals court panel refused to allow it to take effect immediately.

In Hope, Mike Huckabee Poised to Launch 2nd White House Bid

by Associated Press 5/5/2015 7:04 am

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is preparing another bid for the Republican presidential nomination, eight years after his first run.

Obama Seeks $100M Effort to Boost High-Tech Training, Hiring

by Associated Press 3/9/2015 11:17 am

President Barack Obama is calling for a home-grown, high-technology workforce to help boost higher-wage employment at a time of stagnant incomes.

Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

by Associated Press 2/24/2015 3:06 pm

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

Key Issues in the States' Lawsuit Over Immigration

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 9:31 am

President Barack Obama's plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation is on hold after a judge temporarily blocked the effort.

Leslie Rutledge Applauds Ruling That Blocks Obama's Actions On Immigration

by Associated Press 2/17/2015 3:56 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is praising a ruling by a Texas judge that temporarily blocks President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

Lew Says Congress Should Turn Efforts Toward Business Taxes

by Associated Press 1/22/2015 11:31 am

The Obama administration is pushing Congress to simplify federal business taxes after Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Democrats and Republicans are too far apart to agree on sweeping changes to taxes paid by individuals and families.

Obama's Speech Draws Unsparing Reviews from Republicans

by Associated Press 1/21/2015 1:28 pm

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew unsparing morning-after reviews Wednesday from majority Republicans in Congress, including a rebuke on nuclear talks with Iran.

Obama Proposes Publicly Funded Community College for All

by Associated Press 1/9/2015 11:42 am

President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping, multibillion-dollar proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. wages and skills for the modern workforce.

Insurers Ease 'Obamacare' Deadline

by Associated Press 12/16/2014 8:41 am

Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for January.

High Court to Review EPA Mercury Limits

by Mark Sherman, The Associated Press 11/25/2014 4:42 pm

The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Tom Cotton: Order Would Hurt Bipartisanship Chances

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/18/2014 7:15 am

Republican U.S. Sen.-elect Tom Cotton said Monday that the president's anticipated move to protect millions of immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation would be a setback for chances at bipartisan cooperation in Washington.

A Look at Two Sides of the 'Net Neutrality' Debate

by Associated Press 11/11/2014 11:36 am

Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

Mike Beebe: GOP Capitalized on Obama in Midterm

by Associated Press 11/5/2014 2:32 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe says Republicans in Arkansas and nationally successfully capitalized on the president's unpopularity in the midterm election, and says whether fellow Democrats can rebound depends on how the GOP will govern.

#ARPX: What to Watch on Election Day (Robert Coon & Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford and Lance Turner 10/29/2014 4:01 pm

It's the penultimate Arkansas Business #ARPX column of 2014! Before next week’s post-election wrap-up, we’ve once again asked Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford to weigh in on what we’ve seen — and will seen — in these final days of the midterm campaign.

A Grande Distraction (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 10/1/2014 3:05 pm

Last week, while stepping of Marine One, President Obama made an error in judgment that has set off a firestorm of criticism. But while critics have pounced, Obama's supporters have dismissed it as a non-event. Just how big a deal is the "latte salute" anyway?

It's Pryor v. Cotton v. Obama in Arkansas Race for US Senate

by Associated Press 9/26/2014 10:29 am

In a Senate race as pivotal as any in the country, Arkansas Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor is running against Republican Rep. Tom Cotton, who is running against President Barack Obama.

Acting Like The Majority Party (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 9/17/2014 4:09 pm

Now that the August recess is over and members of Congress are back at work, GOP leaders in the House of Representatives are finding themselves in a familiar situation - infighting within the caucus. As the minority party in Washington, some level of internal conflict is expected, but will the GOP be able to coalesce if they win majority of the Senate this November?